Nestled on a historic block in the West Village, 69 Bedford is one of the most beautiful townhouses in the neighborhood. Built in 1836 and lovingly renovated, this stunning, fully furnished, four-story home is available to rent from May 15th.
Enter the home from a classic stoop with wrought iron railings which welcomes you into this elegant house with soaring ten foot ceilings and original wood floors and details throughout. The parlor floor is flooded with sunlight from gorgeous, over-sized french windows and doors which open onto a limestone-tiled terrace flanked with planters and trees. The parlor floor living-room and library are filled with exquisite antiques, stunning art and two fireplaces. The parlor powder room features a sink and tiles which were custom-fired in a ceramic studio in Mallorca.
Gorgeously bright and airy, the second and third floors are lit by a central skylight at the top of the stairs and have large east/west facing windows. The second floor has a quaint and peaceful study (which can easily double as a bedroom) and another large bedroom with a walk in closet.
The top floor master suite is absolutely stunning. Tastefully decorated and sunlit from windows which were painstakingly enlarged to allow for maximum light and views, the huge ensuite, room-sized bathroom was featured on the cover of a Waterworks bathroom book and in O Magazine. It features a mosaic-tiled shower and steam bath with double vanity sinks, a luxurious deep soaking tub for two, a fireplace and a walk in closet.
Downstairs, the garden level of 69 Bedford has a charming sitting room with original wide plank floors and a stunning eat in country kitchen with exposed beams, marble counter-tops and custom pine cabinetry. Sit in the splendid solarium and then walk out onto the lovely, paved garden resplendent with a variety of trees, including Japanese maple, birch and ivy covered brick walls. There is a gas grill which is perfect for bbq-ing on warm summer nights.
The ideal New York summer retreat with a weekly maid service, 69 Bedford is located on a historic block rich with literary history—the poet Edna Saint-Vincent Millay lived a few houses down and the novelist William Burroughs, known as the father of the Beats, lived in the house from 1943-44. The West Village is one of the most romantic and picturesque areas of New York, filled with tree lined blocks and some of the world’s finest dining and shopping just steps away. An opportunity not to be missed.